|coffeehouse_tch_130_Doug_Gansler - Mark Cohen|
DOUG GANSLERâS SOPHOMORE SEASON AS MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL. Since becoming Maryland Attorney General in January 2007, Doug Gansler has been called upon to address same-sex marriage (for it), the rights of day laborers (the First Amendment applies), gang activity (tougher laws needed), alco-pops (itâs not beer), air pollutants (inking a record settlement curbing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and soot) and the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay (banning phosphates in dishwater detergent)...
Keywords: prosecution; environment; gangs; Obama
|coffeehouse_137_Obama_inaugural - Mark Cohen|
Excerpts from President Obama's Inaugural Address are set to photos by Sam Kittner, www.kittner.com.
Keywords: Obama; inauguration; photography
|coffeehouse_134_Robert_Borosage - Mark Cohen|
The groundwork for the Obama znd Democratic victory was being sown for years by progressives who bucked the conservative tide. Robert Borosage of the Campaign for America's Future helped shape a political agenda that may be realized in a new progressive era. He talks about the significance of Obama, the changing electorate, prospects for fundamental change, and the role of advocates in backing the Obama administration when it is in the right and pressuring it when it is not...
Keywords: politics; Obama; electoratel progressives
|coffeehouse_134_Mike_Podhorzer - Mark Cohen|
"Joe the Plumber" represented blue-collar America in John McCain's and the media's depiction of the 2008 electorate. But Mike Podhorzer, deputy political director of the AFL-CIO has crunched the numbers and, it seems, the unionized working class voted overwhelmingly for Obama-Biden. We'll hear organized labor's made the case for the Democratic ticket. (Host: Fred Feinstein)
Keywords: labor; politics; 2008 elections; Obama
|coffeehouse_134_Chris_Van_Hollen - Mark Cohen|
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee whose efforts helped Democrats pick up another 22-plus seats in the 2008 elections, solifying their majority. Here, Van Hollen addresses the 2008 campaign, his role in the Democratic leadership, and energy and climate change policy in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill. (Host: Mike Tidwell)
Keywords: politics; Obama; Congress; climate change; energy
|coffeehouse_136_Devon_Chaffee1 - Mark Cohen|
THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES REPORT ON BUSH TORTURE PRACTICES & POLICIES It began with a presidential determination that the U.S. need not observe Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention regarding abuse of al Queda and Taliban detainees, and it quickly morphed into an interrogation methodology mirroring that employed by Chinese Communists against American soldiers in Korea. But it was neither humane nor effective, argues Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First...
Keywords: torture; human rights; Bush; Rumsfeld; Obama
|coffeehouse_136_obb - Mark Cohen|
Opening billboard for The Coffee House #136, featuring Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First about the "Torture Report"; 9/11 Commission and former associate attorney general Dan Marcus on needed changes at the US Justice Department; Steelworkers union's Roxanne Brown on the upcoming "Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference" in Washington, DC; poet Greta Ehrig; a book review by Reuben Jackson; and music by Curtis Blues, the one-man blues band.
Keywords: torture; justice; Bush; Obama; stimulus; poetry; music
|tch_139 - Mark Cohen|
On this episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: President Obama calls the Israeli-Palestinian relationship "unsustainable". But in light of the factionalism in the Palestinian camp and the election of a right-wing government in Israel, will Obama try -- and succeed in -- pressing the two sides to at last implement a two-state solutionWe speak with Nadia Hijab, senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies...
Keywords: Israel; Palestine: Obama; Nazi; complicity; poetry; music; photography
|coffeehouse_139 - Mark Cohen|
Run-Down of Episode #139 (April 2009): PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS THE PRESENT RELATIONSHIP UNSUSTAINABLEâ¦ WITH PALESTINIANS DIVIDED AND ISRAELIS ELECTING A RIGHT-WING GOVERNMENT, WE ASK NADIA HAJIB OF THE INSTITUTE FOR PALESTINE STUDIES, CAN WE GET TO A SUSTAINABLE MIDDLE EAST? SON OF SURVIVORS, EDWIN BLACK CONTINUES HIS SERIES OF INVESTIGATIVE BOOKS ON HOW THE HOLOCAUST COULD HAVE HAPPENED â IN NAZI NEXUS, HE SUMS UP THAT HITLERâS RACIAL IDEOLOGY AND KEY TECHNOLOGY WERE STAMPED âMADE IN THE US...
Keywords: Middle East; Obama; Holocaust; corporate complicity; homeless; photography; poetry; a cappella